The Doncaster St Leger Festival gets under way on Thursday and we have a Group 1 to look forward to during the week so we’re set for thrilling action across three days starting tomorrow. We will have free Saturday tips coming for the weekend too on Friday, along with top bets featuring insights and promotions. In this piece, we target higher odds bets alongside horse racing tips, with a keen focus on exacta betting, which is a strategy that’s been paying off. Join us for another exciting day of exotic betting at Doncaster on Thursday and find our best bets below.
Exacta – Doncaster – 2.25
1st: Johannes Brahms (3)
2nd: Lambert (13)
Ballydoyle’s Johannes Brahms looks like the best bet of the day on Thursday. The son of Siyouni won a novice race at Naas on his debut and has ran in prestigious races since, finishing second in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot and the Gimcrack at York. He has the scope to improve into a fine horse. Dragon Leader gets a lot of weight from the selection but Lambert could finish second and that would make this a tasty exacta. George Boughey’s runner has won all three starts since his debut, and he looks the sort that can continue on an upward trajectory with top young rider Billy Loughnane in the saddle.
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Exacta – Doncaster – 3.00
1st: Darnation (1)
2nd: Meribella (6)
With plenty of rain around, Darnation has to be the pick. She was a wide-margin winner of a Thirsk novice race in July before winning a Group 3 at Goodwood on heavy ground when last seen. The extra distance here should suit. Ralph Beckett’s Newmarket debut winner Meribella can chase her home.
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Exacta – Doncaster – 3.35
1st: Golden Lyra (3)
2nd: Boogie Woogie (7)
Golden Lyra bolted up in a Listed race over 1m2f on heavy ground at Saint-Cloud last October so conditions will be ideal for her here. She got back on track when a close fourth in the Prix de Pomone at Deauville last month, finishing her race off well and has leading claims here. Aidan O’Brien’s Boogie Woogie can chase her home.
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